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image of PIC MASTER CATALOG NO.20 - 1959 / PIC FROM STOCK, CATALOG #31, 1964 / PIC SUPPLEMENTAL CATALOG #32 - 1964 / AMERICAN STOCK GEAR CATALOG NO.360 - 1961 / BOSTON GEAR RATIOTROL CATALOG VR 964 - 1964 / RIGHT-90 SPIRAL BEVEL GEAR DRIVES, BOSTON GEAR.  6 ITEMS

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East Rockway, N.Y. / Harvey, Illinois / Quincy, MA: PIC Design Corp / American Stock Gear / Boston Gear, 1959. Six mid-20th century catalogs/brochures (1959-1964) from American companies producing gears, pulleys, timing belts, sprockets, instrument/electronic/tool components, instrument kits, 'breadboards', screws, etc.5 7/8" - 6" H. 1. PIC Master Catalog No. 20, 1959 - 416 pp, b&w technical drawings. … Read more
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image of 10 KODAK BROCHURES FROM 1940s, 1950s, INCLUDING: KODAK FILTERS AND OTHER LENS ATTACHMENTS, CINE-KODAK ACCESSORY LENSES AND OTHER MOVIE-MAKING AIDS, KODASLIDE PROJECTOR MODEL 1, KODAK PICTURE-TAKING EQUIPMENT, HOW TO CHOOSE A CAMERA, ETC.

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Rochester / Toronto : Kodak / Eastman Kodak 10 brochures/pamphlets, ranging in size from 8 1/2" H to 5 7/8" H, 6 are stapled, 4 are folded without any binding, from the 1940s/1950s era. 1. Kodak Picture-Taking Equipment, 15 pp, with price list laid in. 2. Kodak Filters and other Lens Attachments, unpaginated (12 pp including covers). … Read more
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THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN. A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST: 1550 TO THE PRESENT.

by Pryor, Francis.

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Published
2011
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Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780007299126
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London: Harper, 2011. 299 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "The pioneers of agricultural and industrial revolutions were often far too busy innovating and making things to record what was taking place around them, but fortunately for us the buildings and machines they left behind can bring the period vividly to life. During the Second World War, the… Read more
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AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

by Cooksley, Peter G.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1997
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781854092236
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NZ$28.91

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London: Arms and Armour, 1997. 287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will… Read more
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image of THE USE OF THE SLIDE RULE + THE QUICK AND EASY "LAWRENCE" SLIDE RULE INSTRUCTION BOOK + THE VERSALOG SLIDE RULE: AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.  3 SLIDE RULE-RELATED ITEMS.

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New York / Peru, Indiana / Canada : Keuffel & Esser / Lawrence engineering Service / Hughes Owens Three slide rule-related items. 1. The Use of the Slide Rule - 9" H, hard cover (brown cloth with gilt lettering on front board), 1915, 36 pp, + 4 pp advertising. B&w illustrations. 2. The Quick and Easy "Lawrence" Slide… Read more
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THE LAGOON: HOW ARISTOTLE INVENTED SCIENCE.

by Leroi, Armand Marie.

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Published
2014
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Very Good+
Edition
Third Printing
ISBN
9780670026746
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New York: Viking, 2014. 501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 345 BC Aristotle arrived on (Lesbos). In Athens, he had been taught by Plato to seek truth in the intangible realm of ideas. But, rejecting his teacher's metaphysics, Aristotle turned to the natural world and began the greatest of all human endeavors. He catalogued the animals… Read more
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DARWIN'S ARMADA: FOUR VOYAGES AND THE BATTLE FOR THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.

by McCalman, Iain.

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Published
2009
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Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780393068146
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. 423 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour plates, b&w maps, illustrations. "In 1831 Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle for what would become a five-year voyage to South America, New Zealand, and Australia. His exploits and discoveries led to the groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection and the subsequent publication… Read more
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WURLITZER 3400 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL (STATEMAN SERIES.)

by Wurlitzer Company.

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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, seven individually paged sections (1A-9A, 1B-10B, 1C-37C, 1D-8D, 1E-14E, 1F-12F, 1G-18G). No date - c1970. Wurlitzer Statesman series. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Sequence of Operations; Trouble Shooting; Electrical and Sound Systems.… Read more
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WURLITZER 3300 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL (AMERICANA III.)

by Wurlitzer Company.

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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, seven individually paged sections (1A-8A, 1B-17B, 1C-28C, 1D-7D, 1E-16E, 1F-10F, 1G-15G). No date - late 1960s. Americana III Wurlitzer. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Sequence of Operations; Trouble Shooting; Electrical and Sound… Read more
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WURLITZER PHONOGRAPH SERIES 3200 SERVICE MANUAL.

by Wurlitzer Company.

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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, six individually paged sections (1A-10A, 1B-17B, 1C-28C, 1D-6D, 1E-23E, 1F-9F). No date - probably late 1960s. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Electrical and Sound Systems; Trouble Shooting. Interior - very… Read more
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THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1875
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Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1875. viii, 208 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. The title page states "Second… Read more
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THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles. Assisted by Francis Darwin.

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Published
1882
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Very Good -
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Third Thousand.
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NZ$722.80

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London: John Murray, 1882. x, 592 pp, (no publisher's advertisements), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Circumnutating Movements of Seedling Plants; General Considerations of the Movements and Growth… Read more
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THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED. THIRD THOUSAND.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1882
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Very Good-
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Second Edition, revised.
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London: John Murray, 1882. xvi, 300 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. 38 b&w illustrations in text. "(This book was… Read more
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THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1882
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Very Good-
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Second Edition, reivsed and augmented.
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London: John Murray, 1882. xvi, 693 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. B&w illustrations. "(Here, Darwin) applies evolutionary theory to… Read more
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THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM. FIRST EDITION.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1876
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Very Good-
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First Edition.
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London: John Murray, 1876. viii, 482 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. Errata slip laid in following "Contents". "(Darwin's report)… Read more
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image of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1967. 1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim… Read more
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AIR BRAKE AND SAFETY CAR CONTROL EQUIPMENT. INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET No. S-100, JUNE 1927.

by Safety Car Device Co.

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Published
1927
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Good
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St. Louis, Mo.: Safety Car Devices Co., 1927. 117 pp + fold-out diagrams at rear, 7" H. 54 b&w figures (diagrams/drawings, photographs) in text, plus 10 fold-out diagrams at rear (all present). "Superseding the July, 1924, Issue". Stiff medium brown card covers with black lettering/decoration on front cover, black illustration on rear cover, dark brown fabric tape… Read more
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image of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1968. 1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising:… Read more
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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1965. 1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright,… Read more
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image of [TWO MINNESOTA MINING RELATED ITEMS].  1. HIBBING MINNESOTA AND THE IRON ORE MINES.  2. WELCOME - TO THE MINNESOTA IRON ORE COUNTRY.

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Hibbing / Duluth: Hibbing Daily Tribune / United States Steel Corporation 1. Hibbing Minnesota and the Iron Ore Mines (with original shipping envelope) - unpaginated (34 pages including covers), 5 7/16" H x 8" D. Copyright 1947, Curt Teich & Co. 18 coloured b&w views (including centrefold), colour pictorial wraps. A short history of the village of Hibbing,… Read more
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